Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred in Ecuador

An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred yesterday in the west of Ecuador. The heath lay at a depth of 24 km. Epicenter was located 20 km from the city of Bahia de Caraquez. The earthquake was felt in Ecuador and Colombia.

There is no official information about the destruction and casualties, although the epicenter of the earthquake was located very close to several settlements.

Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador
20.1 km (12.5 mi) NEPopulation: 37,056
Chone, Ecuador
31.6 km (19.6 mi) NWPopulation: 44,751
Tosagua, Ecuador
33.8 km (21.0 mi) NPopulation: 14,680
Calceta, Ecuador
42.1 km (26.1 mi) NNWPopulation: 17,286
Portoviejo, Ecuador
65.9 km (40.9 mi) NNEPopulation: 170,326

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